Eltex Yarn Expert - Tufting

Yarn fault detection for tufting machines.

"100% detection of tufting yarn breaks and end outs"

EYE Compact

EYE Compact 17561

EYE for tufting uses the Compact yarn sensors. These robust sensors are constructed in metal housings and can easily be mounted and connected with modular connectors. Up to 96 sensors can be connected to the Master control unit, and with a slave unit 96 more sensors can be connected. Because of this the EYE Compact system can meet most machine configurations, weather it’s for carpet or grass tufting.

In the Operator terminal different sensor parameters can be set for groups of yarns with automatic addressing of all the system parts. All events are logged in real time which can be useful for statistics and diagnostics. This information can then be distributed to a central database through the Ethernet connection on the Master control unit.

  • 100% of Tufting Yarn Breaks / End Outs detected
  • Can be fitted on machines with a 1/10″ gauge
  • The sensors use the well proven piezoelectric principle
  • Faulty yarn is specifically identified, resulting in more up-time
  • The sensors are normally fitted between the feed rollers and the needles

EYE Compact II

EYE Compact II 17570

EYE Compact II is the successor to the EYE Compact and shares the same proven technique, but in a minuaturized format. With its much smaller size comes the possibility to mount it on more modern and graphics driven machines where space can be very limited. The most optimal placement of the sensors is below the last puller rollers, close to the needles, on machines down to a 1/10″ gauge. The EYE Compact II system will prove to be a good investment for manufacturers of tufted carpets with an average return on investment in 6 months.

  • 1/3 in size compared to the EYE Compact sensor
  • Can be mounted above or beneath puller rollers
  • Eyelet diameter is 4 mm compared to 6,5 mm for Compact
  • 100% of Tufting Yarn Breaks / End Outs detected.
  • Can be fitted on machines with a 1/10″ gauge
  • The sensors use the well proven piezoelectric principle
  • Faulty yarn is specifically identified, resulting in more up-time
EYE Analyzer logo

The EYE Analyzer is a powerful PC software package developed by Eltex to be used for collecting data from one or more Eltex Yarn Expert (EYE) yarn break detection systems. The data is compiled into various statistics displayed in graphs to be conveniently exported to excel or printed to PDF.

EYE Analyzer can also be configured to deliver its data directly into an existing plant monitoring software system.

Once this software is put to work the operator soon finds out what a useful tool it is for locating weak points in the process and compiling statistics that can be used for evaluation at a later point. The collected statistics can also be very useful when calculating cost efficiency.

It can be used when tufting carpets or artificial grass, on warping machines, and other applications.

What can this software do?

Machine Efficiency; the time in % of the selected time range that the selected machine(s) has been running and stopped.

Standstill time in detail; the hours the machine(s) has been standing still because of yarn break, false position stop, normal stop and stop because of a system error.

Five most frequent yarn fault positions; the five yarn positions for the selected machine(s) that have stopped the most in the selected time range. Both yarn breaks and false position stops are included in this value.

Quantity of machine stops; number of stops for the selected machine(s) and within the selected time range. Divided into four groups; normal stops, stops because of yarn break, stops because of false position and stops because of a system error.

The EYE Analyzer system

  • EYE Analyzer PC software from Eltex of Sweden
  • One or more EYE Control Units 11701, a part of the EYE yarn break detection systems manufactured by Eltex of Sweden
  • A PC with Windows operating system
  • A standard Ethernet network with TCP/IP

Connecting PC to EYE control units

A standard Ethernet network is used to connect the PC to the EYE control units. Both a multipoint network and a point to point network with a crossed cable can be used.
The network protocol is TCP/IPv4.

Documents

 Leaflet

EYE Compact brackets guide

Manual

Please contact Eltex at info@eltex.se to receive the EYE Tufting manual.

Please contact Eltex at info@eltex.se to receive the EYE Analyzer manual.

EYE System for tufting machines User’s Guide

Please contact Eltex at info@eltex.se to receive the EYE Tufting User’s Guide.

Operator Terminal 11797

Operator Terminal

The touch screen operator terminal has a very user-friendly interface. The number of yarns in operation and position of yarn fault are clearly displayed
Master Control Unit 11701 for EYE

Master Control Unit

The master control unit communicates with the sensors and the operator terminal. It processes all the data and gives stop and lamp indication signals when a yarn fault occurs.

Carpet & Grass tufting

EYE Compact grass tufting panorama

Tufting end-out detection

EYE Compact 17560 carpet tufting

Detects fault and stops machine

EYE Compact 17560 carpet tufting

Videos

Advantages

• 100% of Tufting Yarn Breaks / End Outs detected
• Faulty yarn is specificly identified, resulting in more up-time
• All events are logged in real time and can be used for statistics and diagnostics
• Networkable to a central database
• Automatic addressing of all the system parts
• Easy to change system configuration
• Fast learning of positions in use (no ON/OFF switches on the sensors)
• Simple cables with modular connectors
• Robust sensors in metal housings
• Sensor parameters can be set for different groups of yarns
• Ethernet, CAN Bus, or Modbus (available for OEM interface)
• Easy mounting of sensors

Dimensions (mm)
Compact

EYE Compact 17561 drawing of dimensions

Dimensions (mm)
Compact II

Compact II eyelet dimensions